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UNIVERSAL DESIGNTo address the priority purposes, PARCC states are developing an assessment system comprised of four components. Each component will be computer-delivered and will leverage technology to incorporate innovations.Two summative, required assessment components designed toMake “college- and career-readiness” and “on-track” determinationsMeasure the full range of standards and full performance continuumProvide data for accountability uses, including measures of growthTwo interim, optional assessment components designed to Generate timely information for informing instruction, interventions, and professional development during the school yearIn English language arts/literacy, an additional required, non-summative component will assess students’ speaking and listening skillsTALKING POINTSGraphic depiction of the assessment system. The system includes a suite of assessments and tools that, taken together, provide a more complete picture of student mastery of standards and progress throughout the year than is currently available on state assessments.Considerations Leading to 2 optional assessments: The cost of the assessmentsFlexibility on when to administer the optional assessmentsThe amount of testing time needed to administer the assessmentsPossible disruption to school schedules caused by through-course assessment preparation and administrationConstraints the distributed design might have on the flexibility of state and local educators to sequence instruction of the CCSS and to implement their own benchmark and formative assessment initiativesThe PARCC assessment system will:Reflect the sophisticated knowledge and skills found in the English and math Common Core State StandardsInclude a mix of item types (e.g., short answer, richer multiple choice, longer open response, performance-based)Make significant use of technologyInclude testing at key points throughout the year to give teachers, parents and students better information about whether students are on track or need additional support in particular areasDiagnostic AssessmentsOne element of the reading diagnostic assessment is a text complexity tool, which will provide a diagnostic of a student’s ability to read texts independently in order to provide useful guidance to educators, parents, and students about appropriate texts for students when reading independently. These assessments will be useful for the implementation of the ELA/Literacy CCSS in the classroom, as they will help educators meet the demands of the ELA/Literacy standards to teach appropriately complex texts by helping teachers understand what “appropriately complex” really means.The diagnostic assessment in math will help educators understand the extent to which students have mastered the key ideas in mathematics ("highlighted domains") in order to pinpoint areas needing improvement or identify areas in which students are excelling. In addition, it will provide greater detail about students who are above and below grade level so teachers can individualize instructionTimeline: Expected Summer/Fall 2014HS AssessmentsTaken together, the PARCC assessment components comprise a comprehensive system of assessments that will provide timely information to teachers throughout the year, and provide students with meaningful information about their progress toward college and career readiness
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MODEL CURRICULUMTracey Severns, Ed.DDeputy Chief Academic Officer NJDOE
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Learning Objectives Understand the purpose of standards-aligned curriculum Understand why the NJDOE developed a “model” CCSS aligned curriculum Understand “model” curriculum versions 1.0 & 2.0 Understand how an instructional leader can implement a standards-aligned curriculum and assessment system to improve achievement Understand how a standards-aligned curriculum, effective instruction, and formative & summative assessments can provide the data PLCs need to improve achievement
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Why a “Model” CurriculumCommon Core State Standards • Fewer, clearer, more rigorous • Internationally benchmarkedCommonness • Leverage state and nation-wide expertise (46 States and DC) • PARCC (23 States and DC)Continuous improvement • Model 1.0 & 2.0
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The CCSS Difference: Grade 7 ELABefore: NJCCCS (2004)1. Produce written work and oral work that demonstrate comprehension of informational materials.After: CCSS (2010)2. Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
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The CCSS Difference: Grade 8 Math1. Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.After: CCSS (2010)1. Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.2. Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.3. Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system.
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The CCSS Difference: Grade 3-5 ELA: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Compare and Integrate Integrate contrast the information from information frommost important two texts on the several texts on points and key same topic in the same topic indetails presented order to write or order to write or in two texts on speak about the speak about the the same topic subject subject knowledgably knowledgably.
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College Readiness : Grade 11 ELA Write arguments to support claim(s) in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence Introduce precise knowledgeable claims(s), establish the significance of the claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that logically sequences claim(s), counterclaim(s), reasons and evidence. Develop claim(s) and counterclaim(s) fairly and thoroughly, supplying the most relevant evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level, concerns, values, and possible biases.
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Limitations of Textbooks and Programs CCSS requires the re-evaluation of textbooks, materials and programs Rubrics for evaluating resources can be found at the NJDOE website under CCSS
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Model Curriculum 1.0 & 2.0 Version 1.0 Version 2.0 Version 1.0 WHEN WHAT HOW do we know students Students need to Learn We can best Instruct have Learned Student Formative Standard Learning Instruction Summative/Formative Assessments ObjectivesCCSS Standard SLO #1 • Model Lessons • Effective checks 1 • Model Tasks for SLO #2 • Engaging understanding Unit Assessment Instructional • Teacher designed SLOs 1-5CCSS Standard SLO #3 Strategies formative 2 assessments SLO #4 SLO #5 General Bank of Assessment Items 2.0
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Why Unit-based Formative Assessments? Clarify the level of rigor for SLOs Create common expectations in common courses Provide data to effectively inform classroom instruction Provide data that can be combined with observation data to inform PD
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Unit AssessmentGrade 3 sample formative assessment items
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Common Standards require Common AssessmentsCommon Core State Standards: critical -but just the first stepCommon Assessments: state comparisonswill increase pressure for performanceQuality Implementation required for actualimprovement in student achievement
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Claims Driving Design: ELA/Literacy Students are on-track or ready for college and careers Students write Students Students read and comprehend build and effectively when a range of sufficiently complex present using and/or texts independently knowledge analyzing sources. through research and the integration, Conventions comparison, Reading Vocabulary Written Reading and Literature Informational Interpretatio Expression Knowledge and Text n and Use of Language synthesis of ideas.13
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Claims Driving Design: Mathematics Students are on-track or ready for college and careers Solve problems Solve problems Express mathematical involving the major involving the additional reasoning by content for their grade and supporting content constructing level with connections to for their grade level with mathematical arguments practices connections to practices and critiques Demonstrate fluency in Use the modeling areas set forth in the practice to solve real Standards for Content in world problems grades 3-614
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PARCC Assessment Design English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, Grades 3-11 2 Optional Assessments/Flexible AdministrationDiagnostic Assessment Mid-Year Assessment Performance-Based End-of-Year • Early indicator of • Performance-based Assessment (PBA) Assessment student knowledge • Emphasis on hard- • Extended tasks • Innovative, computer- and skills to inform to-measure • Applications of based items instruction, supports, standards concepts and skills • Required and PD • Potentially • Required •Non-summative summative Speaking And Listening Assessment • Locally scored • Non-summative, required 15
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Assessment Transition Timeline16 “Transitional Assessments” Spring 2012 Spring 2013 Spring 2014 SY 2014-15 NJ ASK NJ ASK NJ ASK Full Aligned to the Aligned to the administration Aligned to CCSS CCSS of PARCC NJCCCS assessments
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Turnaround Principles Climate & Culture Instructional leadership Standards based curriculum, assessment and intervention system Effective instruction Use of Data Use of Time Family and Community involvement Effective Staffing Practices
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Instructional Leadership1. Set a compelling vision2. Develop a plan for meeting the vision with measurable goals, aligned strategies and a plan to monitor progress3. Use data to inform a climate conducive to learning4. Develop a culture of high expectations5. Ensure standards-aligned curriculum and assessment is implemented with fidelity6. Ensure formative and summative data is used to inform classroom practice7. Use informal and formal observations to improve instruction8. Develop a schedule that supports learning
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Ensure a standards-aligned curriculum and assessment system is implemented with fidelity Review CCSS math practices and grade level overviews Review CCSS ELA anchor standards Review K-12 development of a single anchor standard for math and ELA Review Unit 1 SLOs and assessment questions
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Summative Assessment Assessments of Learning (Stiggins) Primary users: policy makers, curriculum supervisors, principals, teachers, students, parents Documents individual or group mastery of standards Measures achievement status for purposes of reporting Accountability
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Formative Assessment Assessments for Learning (Ainsworth) Primary users: principals, teachers, students, parents Measures progress toward intended outcomes Provides data on teacher and student perforrmance
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Benchmark vs. Unit AssessmentBenchmark assessments Given 3-4 times per year Progress toward the state assessment Alignment “guaranteed” by provider May be limited to MCUnit Assessments Given at the end of every taught unit Progress on taught unit Alignment guaranteed by curriculum developers Includes MC & Open-ended
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Informal and Formal Observations“What gets measured gets managed” Lesson plans Walkthroughs and evaluations: feedback on standards-aligned instruction Data reports: Unit assessment data, walkthrough data
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Use informal and formal observations to improve instruction Effective Instruction Clear learning objective aligned to the curriculum (teacher & student) Engaging and aligned instructional strategies Engaging and appropriately rigorous standards-aligned student work Quality and timely checks for understanding Appropriate adjustment based on student understanding Effective assessment of learning objective to inform next lesson
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Effective PLC A BStaff members meet Instructional leaderson a regular basis to create time for teacherdiscuss their work, collaboration throughwork together to scheduling andproblem solve, reflect programming, andon their jobs, and take guide thatresponsibility for what collaboration.students learn.
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Effective PLC1. Create a schedule to allow on-going collaboration2. Set agendas and monitor progress on deliverables3. Monitor progress by regularly attending meetings and giving the team feedback on strengths and areas for improvement
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Reflections and Questions Discuss an “aha” moment with a partner. How will you use this to improve your school or district? What are you wondering?
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